Many of Cardiff’s important buildings, archaeological remains and open spaces are protected in order to preserve the city’s special character.

 

Conservation Areas

 

Cardiff has 27 conservation areas (PDF 483 KB)Link opens in a new window that have been designated for their special architectural or historic interest. You can find out if a property is within a conservation area on a mapExternal link opens in a new window .

 

There are national planning controls if your property is in a conservation area and guidance on these rules can be found on the Planning PortalExternal link opens in a new window . Many areas also have Article 4 Directions, which give additional controls over various minor alterations, such as alterations to windows (PDF 866 KB)Link opens in a new window . View a list of joiners specialising in the repair and reproduction of traditional windows and doors.


 

If you are considering an alteration to your property and would like advice, you are advised you to submit a pre-application enquiry.

 

Permission is also required for works to trees within conservation areas.

 

The documents linked below describe the character of each conservation area and provide information about the controls in place.

 

Areas with controls in place
Conservation Area Ward Summary Leaflet Appraisal
Cardiff Road Llandaff Leaflet (PDF 166 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.86 MB)Link opens in a new window
Cathays Park Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 7.05 MB)Link opens in a new window
Cathedral Road Riverside

Leaflet (PDF 184 KB)Link opens in a new window

Signs and Adverts Guide (PDF 668 KB)Link opens in a new window

Appraisal (PDF 1.54 MB)Link opens in a new window
Charles Street Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 7.05 MB)Link opens in a new window
Church Road Whitchurch Leaflet (PDF 147 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.20 MB)Link opens in a new window
Churchill Way Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 7.05 MB)Link opens in a new window
Conway Road Riverside n/a
Appraisal (PDF 2.27 MB)Link opens in a new window
Craig y Parc Pentrych Leaflet (PDF 136 KB) Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.62 MB)Link opens in a new window
Gwaelod y Garth Pentrych Leaflet (PDF 223 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 2.73 MB)Link opens in a new window
Insole Court Llandaff Insole Court TrustExternal link opens in a new window
Llandaff Llandaff Leaflet (PDF 169 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 3.02 MB)Link opens in a new window
Melingriffith Whitchurch n/a Appraisal (PDF 1.21 MB)Link opens in a new window
Mount Stuart Square Butetown n/a Appraisal (PDF 3.59 MB)Link opens in a new window
Oakfield Street Plasnewydd Leaflet (PDF 154 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.7 MB)Link opens in a new window
Old St Mellons Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons Leaflet (PDF 245 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 2.34 MB)Link opens in a new window
Pierhead Butetown Leaflet (PDF 157 MB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.66 MB)Link opens in a new window
Queen Street Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 7.05 MB)Link opens in a new window
Rhiwbina Garden Village Rhiwbina Leaflet (PDF 326 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.55 MB)Link opens in a new window
Roath Mill Gardens Penylan Leaflet (PDF 149 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 2.01 MB)Link opens in a new window
Roath Park Plasnewydd / Penylan Leaflet (PDF 183 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 2.54 MB)Link opens in a new window
Roath Park Lake & Gardens Cyncoed / Penylan Leaflet (PDF 140 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.41 MB)Link opens in a new window
St Catwgs Pentrych

Leaflet (PDF 178 KB)Link opens in a new window

Appraisal (PDF 2.91 MB)Link opens in a new window
St Fagans St Fagans Leaflet (PDF 184 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 4.72 MB)Link opens in a new window
St Mary Street Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 3.33 MB)Link opens in a new window
Tredegarville Plasnewydd Leaflet (PDF 196 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 1.34 MB)Link opens in a new window
Windsor Place Cathays n/a Appraisal (PDF 7.05 MB)Link opens in a new window
Wordsworth Avenue Plasnewydd Leaflet (PDF 211 KB)Link opens in a new window Appraisal (PDF 776 KB)Link opens in a new window

 

Historic Parks and Gardens

 

There are 19 parks and gardens in Cardiff that feature within the Cadw RegisterExternal link opens in a new window of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales. The register provides information to help protect and conserve these special places, 12 of which are public parks.


 

View Cardiff’s historic parks and gardens on the mapExternal link opens in a new window .

 

Listed Buildings

 

There are around 1,000 listed buildings in Cardiff. You can find out if a building is listed on a mapExternal link opens in a new window .

 

Buildings are given a listing by CadwExternal link opens in a new window to ensure that their special architectural or historic interest is fully recognised. Listed Building Consent (PDF 47 KB)Link opens in a new window  is needed when a proposed alteration or extension affects the character of a listed building, or those in its curtilage. A Heritage Impact StatementLink opens in a new window is required for all Listed Building Consent applications.

 

Remember: It is a criminal offence to carry out such works to a listed building without first acquiring the necessary Listed Building Consent.

 

Cadw regularly survey the condition of listed buildings. Buildings at Risk (BAR) reports are available for assessments undertaken in 2011 (PDF 4.1 MB)Link opens in a new window and 2015 (1.3mb PDF)

 

Locally Listed Buildings

 

Around 300 buildings in Cardiff have been locally listed. The intention of this listing is for locally significant architectural or historic interest to be recognised within the planning system.

View locally listed buildings on the map​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

 

Scheduled Monuments

 

Cadw has scheduled 28 Scheduled Monuments (PDF 889 KB)Link opens in a new window in Cardiff, ranging from prehistoric archaeology to WWII defences. The locations can be viewed on a mapExternal link opens in a new window

 

It is an offence to carry out works at the site of a scheduled ancient monument without first obtaining the necessary Scheduled Ancient MonumentExternal link opens in a new window consent from Cadw.

 

Contact Us

 

Conservation
Room 223
County Hall
Cardiff
CF10 4UW